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    MOSCOW, June 13, (RIA Novosti) - "Traffic has been completely restored in the Uzunovo-Ozherelye sector where a bomb exploded June 12," police said."No suspects have been arrested so far," the source added.A bomb exploded at 7.10 a.m. June 12 between Uzunovo and Bogatishchevo 153 km from Moscow, derailing a locomotive and the first four cars of the Grozny-Moscow train.

    FSB (Federal Security Service) bomb experts say that a caseless explosive device with a force of three kg TNT went off.

    A FSB investigation squad found a one-meter wide 50 cm deep crater, wires near the tracks and a hide-out.

    "The wires led into a nearby forest," Deputy Prosecutor-General Nikolai Savchenko noted. "We found wires connected to a console 50 meters from the tracks. A hide-out was also there," Savchenko said.

    This was a pre-meditated crime. An accomplice told the thugs that the train was coming. They placed the bomb several minutes in advance. Track-walkers or passers-by would have otherwise spotted it.

    The bomb was powerful enough to derail a train.

    The Moscow-region prosecutor's office opened a criminal case in line with two articles: terrorism and the attempted murder of two or more people.

    Doctors treated 42 passengers; five of them were rushed to a hospital.

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